Saturday, April 10, 2010

farewell, ron


The death of a beloved is an event that rings and rings through a life: bearing it is not a problem to be solved, but a long, slow piece of music to listen to. And mourning, like music, is best listened to with others.

~ Sarah Miles ~

My sister came to Oregon last week. That's the good news. The bad news is that she came because her brother-in-law...the trickster...died on April 1st. (That's right--April Fools Day!)

Today, everyone is gathering to remember Ron and say their farewells.

Rest well, Ron. You will be missed.

6 comments:

Joan said...

What a nice quote. I am saving it for future use. Thanks for the farewell to Ron. He truly will be missed.

csi chick said...

i will miss him so much....hope he and dad are having a good time while they wait for me....it is so like him so die on aprils fools day!

kath said...

oh, the tearing of a fabric of a family when one leaves is horrid, but the miracle is that we weave it back together. Impossibly but somehow.

Deb Shucka said...

One of the best quotes ever on loss and grieving. I'm sorry for your loss, love that he left on such an appropriate day. May the music of this day offer comfort to you all.

Carrie Wilson Link said...

That IS a great quote. I'm sorry for the loss!

Kathryn Grace said...

I'm sorry I missed this before, and sorry you lost another you love so soon. Thank you for sharing this story. My dad, too, was a trickster, and the day he died, everyone except me saw a coyote roaming the farmstead. I saw the daylight sky sparkling with zillions of itty bitty diamond lights. Gotta be a special place in heaven for the tricksters.